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From the spare room to the world stage – IMH celebrates 40 years of business!

Founded in June 1983 by hydraulic engineer Paul Griffiths MBE, we have grown from a home-based business to a global player in hydraulic engineering with experience of working across more than 50 countries.

Our team has worked with some of the most high-profile companies in the offshore, marine and energy sectors. And we have experience of working on major international projects such as, tunnel boring machines, lifting bridges and major flood defence systems. 

Examples of the work we do can be seen in our breadth of case studies.

In 2019, after leading the company through a number of triumphs and challenges, our company founder took a step back from his position and his son, James Griffiths, took over the position of managing director. However, Paul is still very much a close part of the business and regularly runs technical training sessions with the IMH team and especially our cohort of apprentices.

Over the years, we have continued to invest heavily in our people, launching an apprenticeship program in 1995, which has recently welcomed its 28th apprentice, and opening a training centre in 2014.

We attribute many of our successes to our people. It is through their commitment and world-class engineering knowledge that we have got to where we are today and we see our future success still being driven by our IMH family.

We are delighted to share more details about our celebration of 40 years of business.

To celebrate our 40-year milestone and give thanks to our team, their families and our customers and suppliers, we hosted an evening at Acklam Hall. The spectacular award-winning wedding and events venue and the only Grade 1 listed building in Middlesbrough hosted an evening of food, drinks and laughs.

James Griffiths, managing director at IMH, commented: “The company, like many others, has overcome a number of challenges over the years, but what has seen us through is the knowledge, expertise and drive of our team. And for that we’re grateful.


“We talk of the IMH family, which we are, and we want to continue to be recognised as an employer of choice. We will do this by always looking to make improvements to become even better than we are now, so that we’ll still be going strong for at least another 40 years, further safeguarding the long-term future of the business.”

If you would like to know more about working with us please get in touch, and whilst we don’t have any positions open at the moment for recruitment we do welcome CVs, if you have hydraulic expertise, to